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Oyster weekly cap (2)

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 30th October 2019.

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Photo of Caroline Pidgeon Caroline Pidgeon Liberal Democrat

At present, the weekly cap covers a set period of Monday to Sunday. Would you consider introducing a weekly cap on a rolling basis, so that the first day of the week for the purposes of the cap for any individual user could start on any day?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

Weekly Capping is beneficial for customers due to its simplicity. Customers are promised the best price for a week without needing to plan their travel in advance.

The system does not currently support an approach to determine alternative capping periods. This would be a considerable undertaking involving the development of very complex algorithms, which would undermine the simplicity of the offer and may not ultimately offer customers the best value for travel.